Wang slips in Morocco

Sat 07 May 2016

Wang slips in Morocco

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May 8: Korea's Jeunghun Wang slipped back after he posted a two-over-par 74 at the King Hassan Trophy in Morocco on Saturday.
The Korean, who went into the third round just one shot shy of the leader, remains three shots back of English leader Chris Hanson in fifth place with his three-day total of three-under-par 213.
India's Shiv Kapur meanwhile endured a frustraing day as he signed for a 79 to languish in tied-70th place.
At the WellsFargo Championship in the United States, reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Anirban Lahiri mde up for his disappointing 77 shot on the second day with a 72 to move up 16 spots to a share of 19th place.
Ends.
Round 2
May 7: Korea's Jeunghun Wang carded a four-under-par 68 to move into contention at the King Hassan Trophy in Morocco on Friday.
The Asian Tour rising star carded six birdies against two dropped shots for a 139 total, just one shot behind halfway leader Francesco Laporta.
India's Shiv Kapur shot a 73 for a share of 35th position.
Wang, currently sixth on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit and a member of Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup earlier this year, is hoping to be the second Korean in a month to win on the European Tour following countryman Soomin Lee's victory in China several weeks ago.
In the United States and a day after shooting a bogey free 66 to feature on the leaderboard, India's Anirban Lahiri had a day to forget when he carded a five-over-par 77 to fall off the pace at the Wells Fargo Championship in Friday.
The reigning Asian Tour number one dropped five bogeys during his second round and did not shoot a single birdie as he ended in a share of tied 35th position at the halfway stage of the PGA Tour event.
Asian Tour honorary member Ernie Els carded a fine 69 to also sit in joint 35th place heading in the the weekend rounds.
American Andrew Loupe leads with a 136 total.
Round 1
May 6: India’s Anirban Lahiri fired a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to lie one shot off the lead after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship in the United States on Thursday.
The reigning Asian Tour number one rolled in six birdies on the card and made a big par save from 12 feet on the last hole to move into contention for a maiden title on the PGA Tour.
He trails American duo Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe.
“It’s a good solid round. I’ve been playing good but have not been consistent. I went back home after the Masters and worked on a few things with my coach,” said the 28-year-old, who is now based in Florida.
He was delighted with how he finished his day, rolling a nice putt on 15 and then saving par at the end with a curling right to left putt.
“There’re not too many easy putts around here, so it was good to get that in,” said Lahiri, who has made seven cuts in 10 starts in the US this year.
In the King Hassan Trophy in Morocco, Korea’s rising star Jeunghun Wang shot a 71 to lie in tied 17th place after the first day, three shots off the lead. India’s Shiv Kapur carded a 72 for joint 33rd position in the European Tour event.